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Kinesiology Department

Daniel C. Hughes, Ph.D.

HughesDanny2Dr. Daniel C. (Danny) Hughes joined the Department of Kinesiology in Spring 2016 as a part-time lecturer, teaching the HEAL 350: Understanding Cancer course.  Dr. Hughes earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from the University of Texas at Austin. After graduation, he worked as a chemical engineer at Dow Chemical in Freeport Texas, returning to graduate school after 23 years in industry.  He earned a Masters of Education degree in Motor Behavior and a PhD in Kinesiology from University of Houston.  Upon receiving his doctorate, he completed a postdoctoral fellowship at U.T. M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in the Department of Behavioral Sciences.

During his postdoctoral training, he led the implementation of the exercise testing and monitoring laboratories in the Behavioral Research and Treatment Center. After his postdoctoral fellowship, he joined the Institute for Health Promotion Research at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio.  Dr. Hughes has been supported by the National Cancer Institute for studies focused on lifestyle interventions for breast cancer survivors in both San Antonio Texas and the South Texas-Mexico Rio Grande Valley. Dr. Hughes has served as an NCI grant reviewer and as a manuscript reviewer for several top tier journals in the cancer prevention field.

Dr. Hughes continues to publish and lecture on bio-behavioral cancer prevention while maintaining adjunct appointments at U.T. M. D. Anderson Cancer Center and the University of Texas Health Science Center – San Antonio.  Dr. Hughes is an American College of Sports Medicine certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist.